Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Shrimp Season

Pay a visit to Barnacle Bill’s Seafood Market and you will receive an education on fresh local seafood…and especially our famous local shrimp:

Bill Berkes AKA Barnacle Bill
Bill Berkes AKA Barnacle Bill

Bill says the best shrimp in the world are found from southern North Carolina to northern Florida, so Hilton Head Island is smack dab in the heart of that!

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We have two shrimp seasons, and primarily two types of shrimp are caught here:  brown and white, but he says the two look very similar and taste the same.  Brown shrimp is harvested from June – August and white shrimp, which typically produces the largest crop, runs from August – December.

That's a lotta shrimp!
That’s a lotta shrimp!

These shrimp like the muddy-bottomed salt marsh tidal creeks and love to feed on the sweet grasses that flourish there.  When they are young, they need the brackish mix of salt and fresh water that is found in these shallow estuary creeks, moving out to the ocean as they mature.

Now that you have the facts, what about the flavor?  Barnacle Bill has been in business for 35 years and he says he has customers from all over the world who tell him that his market has the freshest and most exceptional seafood in the southeast.

We can state from experience that the shrimp are tender, sweet, and succulent.  Delicious!


Bill loves to cater to visitors, so the next time you visit Hilton Head be sure and stop by his funky, lowcountry-style market.  He is located at 614 William Hilton Parkway and is open from March through November, 7 days a week, 10:30 – 6:30.

Bradley, Bill and Greg are ready to talk fish!
Bradley Perry, Bill and Greg Berkes are ready to talk fish!

Don’t miss the chance to enjoy one of the unique and tasty perks of vacationing on Hilton Head Island!

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Barnacle Bill’s Seafood Market on Hilton Head Island

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